News for June 28, 2005
Supreme Court justice faces boot from home? Ron Strom - WorldNet Daily - A private developer contacted the local government in Supreme Court Justice David Souter's hometown in New Hampshire yesterday asking that the property of the judge – who voted in favor of a controversial decision allowing a city to take residents' homes for private development – be seized to make room for a new hotel.
Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to Chip Meany, the code enforcement officer of the town of Weare, N.H., seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road, the present location of Souter's home.
Wrote Clements: “Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. City of New London, clears the way for this land to be taken by the government of Weare through eminent domain and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel. The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare.”
According to a statement from Clements, the proposed development, called “The Lost Liberty Hotel” will feature the “Just Desserts Café” and include a museum, open to the public, “featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America.” Instead of a Gideon’s Bible in each room, guests will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged,” the statement said.
Clements says the hotel must be built on this particular piece of land because it is a unique site – “being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans.” more...
Male infertility ‘is increasing’ (June 23, 2005) - Infertility may be becoming more of a man’s than a woman’s problem, new figures suggest. Until now, both were level pegging - 40% of cases linked to men, 40% to women and 20% to joint problems. However, the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology found rates of an IVF treatment typically used to help male infertility have risen. It said a number of factors including declining sperm quality due to environmental toxins may be involved. more...
Killer floods give way to scorching heat (June 28, 2005) - China: An area hit by heavy rain and massive flooding that killed 607 people is now set for a scorching heat wave. Residents of flood-ravaged areas in the Guangxi region and Guangdong province have been told to expect “sweltering heat” as the temperature hit 34C (93F) in the southern city of Guangzhou yesterday.
THOUSANDS STRANDED IN FLOODS (June 28, 2005) - Thousands of people, including hundreds of tourists, are stranded in northern India after a river flood from neighboring Tibet washed away bridges, roads and houses. more...
Bible Society Experiences Huge Rise in Demand for Christian Resources in Egypt (June 28, 2005) - The national Bible Society in Egypt has reported a 26% increase in Bible and Christian literature sales. The rise in demand for Bibles and Christian resources such as audio cassettes, videos and CDs, has prompted the Bible Society to hail this year as “one of its best years ever” at the Cairo International Bookfair. more...
Syria Attacks Israel Soldiers on Golan Heights (June 28, 2005) - Syrian soldiers attacked Israel Defense Force troops yesterday. The IDF reported reported that automatic fire was opened on Israel soldiers who were performing engineering chores with Israel’s security border fence. The IDF did not return fire and the incident is now under investigation. Israel security sources stated that there were no casualties. The unprovoked attack from the Syrian side of the border occurred when the troops were working near the Kuneitra crossing point. IDF sources said it appeared the fire was perpetrated by at least one Syrian soldier on the basis of the fact that there is a Syrian army position in the proximity of the origin of the shooting. The IDF would not go into further details. They noted that there was no apparent reason for the shooting by light weapons fire at the time of the incident because the IDF soldiers had been involved in routine work. more...
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